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July 31, 2018

Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe Election and Mnangagwa’s Charm Offensive

A victorious candidate must win 50 percent of the total vote plus one. If there is no outright winner, the top two candidates will be forced into a runoff, which would take place on September 8. Mnangagwa and Chamisa ran neck and neck in preelection polls, and there are many analysts now raising the possibility, even the likelihood, of a runoff.

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July 5, 2016

Trade
Donald Trump’s Trade-Talk Trickery

After months of campaigning on nothing but the most banal of generalities about lost American greatness and crooked opponents, Donald Trump got down in the weeds last week. Way down. In a major sp…

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December 8, 2008

Monetary Policy
Deflation?

Ben Bernanke gave a speech in late 2002 discussing the risks associated with falling prices. According to bond market pricing, investors are more worried about deflation today than they were in 200…

Deflation?

September 20, 2016

International Organizations
Obama’s UN Address: An Enlightened Man in an Unreasonable World

President Barack Obama used his eighth and final address to the UN General Assembly to share his noble vision of a world order in which equality, liberty, and unity trump injustice, oppression, and d…

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 20, 2016 (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters).

April 29, 2016

China
Cyber Week in Review: April 29, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Bad endpoint security to blame for Bangladeshi central bank heist? News reports surfaced in F…

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June 3, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Hillary Clinton Questions Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Fitness

Hillary Clinton used her highly touted speech in San Diego yesterday to lace into Donald Trump. Her message was simple: Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different–they are dangerously incoherent. …

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May 27, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Donald Trump Talks Energy

Donald Trump laid out his “America First Energy Plan” yesterday at the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. As with his America First foreign policy address last mon…

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February 3, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Apartheid Killer to Be Paroled in South Africa

Through the use of death squads many apartheid defenders conducted a dirty war against those whom they perceived as threatening the regime. Victims were of all races, and included Chris Hani, who was…

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September 23, 2014

Climate Change
A Dispatch from the People’s Climate March

The People’s Climate March, which drew a reported three hundred thousand people to the New York streets on Sunday, deserves much of the applause and attention it’s attracted. No one who attended the …

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February 24, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria: War, Denial, and Corruption

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

Nigeria War & Denial